Monday, March 26, 2012

Heather Goes Hollywood

When I first started sewing bags, I would walk next door and show them to my neighbor Malinda, who said "Those girls in Hollywood should have your bags!" In 2011, I joined The Artisan Group, in hopes that maybe someday this notion might become a reality. This month I submitted my name to 'gift' a special item to a huge movie star, and to my utter astonishment, I was selected as one of 50 artisans to participate. Drum roll, please...

This week I'll send off my new custom-designed handbag, to be included in the Exclusive Celebrity Gift Bag for none other than Drew Barrymore!

Ehem. I'll say that again, and make it bigger this time in case it didn't quite sink in the first time: 

Drew.  Barrymore.

I've always been a fan, so this is really exciting news—but I can't lie: Deciding what to give a free-spirited movie star who's style crosses over from boho to perfectly put together was a challenge! I think I drove my family nuts showing them all of my ideas, and all of us guessing what she might like. From what I've been able to tell, Drew goes for eclectic fashion, neutral colors, and metallics (hot for 2012).

Ruched Silk Crossbody Bag, inspired by Drew Barrymore,
to be included in Drew's exclusive gift bag, in association with The Artisan Group.
From the beginning, my goal has been to design simple, casual urban bags and accessories for women who want to feel and look good on the go, so I went with my gut and created something just for the occasion. I think my new, subtly shimmery bronze silk crossbody bag fits the bill. This bag is functional, unique, and somehow a little sci-fi, which reminds me of Drew's first blockbuster debut, ET. I hope she likes it!

This bag will be made in the future in silk, and other great fabrics. Please contact me through my WEBSITE or on FACEBOOK.

About The Artisan Group:
In association with The Artisan Group, artists from around the world have the opportunity to show their best handmade work at luxury Gift Lounges leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The Primetime Emmys, MTV Movie Awards, and other major events. TAG also arranges exclusive celebrity gift bags, delivered directly to A-list celebrities and movie stars, including Tom Cruise, Katy Holmes, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more. For more information about The Artisan Group, visit their website:

To order my bags, find me on Etsy or contact me directly

Drew Blyth Barrymore became a Covergirl in 2007
Talented, free-spirited, and one-of-a-kind, Drew Barrymore has been a silver-screen star since her debut performance in Steven Spielberg's ET: The Extra-Terrestrial at the age of 7. Since then, she's gone on to become one of hollywoods most sought-after actresses and producers. Career highlights include Never Been Kissed, the Charlie's Angels franchise, and her directorial debut, Whip It. On being a Covergirl, Drew says, "Who you are, you should feel beautiful. And you should never be made to feel that what is naturally and truly you is not perfect." (Source:


  1. Heather! How great is THAT! Your bags are delicious!

  2. Very exciting! You proved me wrong -- hope this takes you places you want to go!!